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Writing on the Job : A Quick-Reference Guide to Writing in the Workplace, Updated Edition

Writing on the Job : A Quick-Reference Guide to Writing in the Workplace, Updated Edition - rev edition

ISBN13: 978-0393975116

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Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
Published: 2000
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Writing on the Job : A Quick-Reference Guide to Writing in the Workplace, Updated Edition - REV 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0393975116

John C. Brereton and Margaret A. Mansfield

ISBN13: 978-0393975116
ISBN10: 0393975118
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: REV 00
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

Writing on the Job is the first handy reference guide for professional writing students. Each chapter teaches the essential business formats professional writers need to know and offers strategies for clear, effective business writing, illustrated with real workplace documents.

Author Bio

Brereton, John C. : University of Massachusetts at Boston

John C. Brereton and Margaret A. Mansfield are professors of English at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, where they teach professional writing and supervise the English internship program. Professor Brereton is also an editor of The Norton Reader.


Mansfield, Margaret A. : University of Massachusetts at Boston

John C. Brereton and Margaret A. Mansfield are professors of English at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, where they teach professional writing and supervise the English internship program. Professor Brereton is also an editor of The Norton Reader.

Table of Contents

About This Book
Introduction
1. Letters and Memos
1a. Letters
Sample 1: Letter of Request
Letter Format
Writing Business Letters
Sample 2: Informal Letter of Request
Sample 3: Letter of Complaint
Sample 4: Letter Responding to Complaint
Sample 5: Bad News Letter
Sample 6: Fund-raising Letter
1b. Memos
Sample 7: Standard Memo
Memo Format
Writing Memos
Sample 8: Routine, Informal Memo
2. News and Feature Stories
2a. News
Sample 9: News Article
News Article Format
Writing News Stories
The Five W's and an H
Sample 10: External Newsletter Article
Sample 11: Internal Newsletter Article
Sample 12: News Memo
Sample 13: Newsletter Report of a Meeting
2b. Feature Stories
Sample 14: Independent Feature Article
Feature Article Format
Writing Feature Articles
Sample 15: Sidebar Feature
2c. Some Notes on Journalistic Style
Sample 16: Five Leads for the Same Story
3. Interviews, Biographical Sketches, and Obituaries
3a. Interviews
Sample 17: Newsletter Interview in Feature Article Format
Interview in Feature Article Format
Writing the Interview
Sample 18: Newsletter Interview in Q-and-A Format
Conducting a Formal Interview
3b. Biographical Sketches
Sample 19: Employee-of-the-Month
Biographical Sketch for Internal Newsletter
Format for Newsletter Article Biographical Sketch
Sample 20: Biographical Sketch for Political or Promotional Material
Sample 21: Biographical Sketch for Award Ceremony
Sample 22: Brief Biographical Sketch for Public Relations Use
Sample 23: Brief Biographical Sketch for Theater Program
3c. Obituaries
Sample 24: Newspaper Obituary
Newspaper Obituary Format
Writing an Obituary
Sample 25: Expanded Obituary
Sample 26: Death Announcement to Community or Organization
4. Press Releases and Press Kits
4a. Press Releases
Sample 27: Press Release for General Distribution
Press Release Format
Writing Press Releases
Sample 28: Press Release for Local Paper
Sample 29: Press Release in Informal Style
Sample 30: Press Release from Nonprofit Community Organization
Sample 31: Humorous Press Release
Attachments and Press Kits
Photos and Photo Captions
Sample 32: Photo Caption
5. Flyers and Brochures
5a. Flyers
Sample 33: Announcement Flyer
Flyer Format
Planning a Flyer
Sample 34: Flyer Advertising a Service
Sample 35: Flyer Recruiting Volunteers
Sample 36: Flyer Advertising Job Vacancy
5b. Brochures
Sample 37: Conference Brochure in Self-Mailer Format
Brochure Self-Mailer Format
Designing a Brochure
Sample 38: Fundraising/All-Purpose Brochure (Not Self-Mailing)
6. Reports and Proposals
6a. Reports
Sample 39: Report in Memo Form
Report Format
Writing the Report
The Language of Reports
6b. Proposals
Sample 40: Unsolicited Internal Proposal
Proposal Format
Writing a Proposal
How Proposals Are Judged
Sample 41: Solicited External Proposal
7. Instructions and a Few Points about Manuals
7a. Instructions
Sample 42: Operating Instructions for Novices
Format for Instructions
Writing Instructions
Sample 43: Technical Instructions
Sample 44: Instructions for a Procedure
7b. A Few Points about Manuals
Sample 45: Selections from a User Manual
8. Agendas and Minutes
8a. Agendas
Sample 46: Formal Agenda
Formal Agenda Format
Writing an Agenda
Sample 47: Less Formal Agenda
Sample 48: Informal Agenda
8b. Minutes
Sample 49: Formal Minutes
Format for Formal Minutes
Writing Minutes
Sample 50: Less Formal Minutes
9. Resumes and Cover Letters
9a. Resumes
Sample 51: Work History Resume
Work History Resume Format
Writing a Resume
Functional (Skills) Resume
First-Time Job Seeker's Resume
Sample 52: Functional (Skills) Resume
Sample 53: First-Time Job Seeker's Resume
9b. Cover Letters
Cover Letter Format
Sample 54: Cover Letter
Writing the Cover Letter
10. Writer's Guide
10a. Punctuation
10b. Documentation
10c. Writing and the Law
10d. Style Guides
10e. Your Computer's Professional Tools
11. Editing
11a. Five Strategies for Effective Prose
11b. Some Commonly Confused Words and Spellings
11c. Some Tricky Aspects of Usage and Style
11d. Plurals
11e. Subject and Verb Agreement
11f. Parallel Structure
11g. Gender Neutral Language
11h. The Process of Editing: Collaboration
12. Resources
12a. Guides to Specific Types of Writing
12b. Guides to Layout and Design
12c. Guides to Effective Writing
12d. Guides to Usage, Including Dictionaries
12e. Computers and Writing
Index

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